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Northern Liberties
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19123
Food Growing Skill Level
Confident
Experience and Qualifications
Permaculture Experience
I am interested in...
Community Gardens, Preserving, Seed Savers, Eating Local Food
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The Basics Of Composting (Part 1)

What Is Compost?



Compost is simply decomposed organic material. The organic material can be plant material or animal matter. While composting may seem mysterious or complicated, it’s really a very simple and natural process that continuously occurs in nature, often without any assistance from mankind. If you’ve ever walked in the woods, you’ve experienced compost in its most natural setting. Both living plants and annual plants that… Continue

Posted on June 27, 2009 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Your First Vegetable Garden

If this is the year for your first vegetable garden, congratulations! You’re about to embark on a wonderful venture of discovery and fun. You may have some setbacks – even very experienced gardeners do – but, most setbacks are very minor in comparison to the rewards that most of us get from gardening.



Here are my suggestions for all you starting out this year …



Start Relatively Small – For most beginners, smaller is better.… Continue

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 6:00am

Rain Gardens

If you’re looking for a new garden project that will improve both your little piece of the environment and the ecology around you, maybe this is the year to build a rain garden.



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Rain gardens have been around for a long time, but they’re becoming increasingly popular as more landowners become conscious of their impact on the overall environment. Rain gardens are simply planned gardens that capture, and filter,… Continue

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 5:00am

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At 3:18pm on September 23, 2009, Hester said…
Great blogs-thank you. I'm thinking of makingh a rain garden.
At 8:28am on July 24, 2009, Jennifer Cummings said…
You're from the Philly area? I wen tot school there ages ago.
At 9:27am on June 24, 2009, Pete Russell said…
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